Education


Mother raises cain about candy rewards and movies at elementary school

Posted April 10th, 2014 by

A mother in northwest suburban Chicago is angry over her 7-year-old daughter being rewarded with candy and being exposed to non-educational movies during recess, according to a report in the Daily Herald on Thursday. Concerned parent Jennifer Nickels is criticizing a first grade teacher at Dundee Highlands Elementary School in West Dundee, Illinois, for handing […]

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Christian school disenrolls transgender child

Posted March 26th, 2014 by

A Christian school in Virginia is reportedly kicking out an 8-year-old child because they say that the child, Sunnie Kahle, 8, is gender confused. According to a report on MS News Now, Timberlake Christian School sent a note home with Sunnie which read in part: “You’re probably aware that Timberlake Christian School is a religious, […]

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Blind Florida mom in bind after school district eliminates busing service

Posted August 16th, 2013 by

A mother in Lake County, Florida, is scrambling as school starts, after she learned that busing in her neighborhood was cut due to school district wide budget constraints. The situation presents further challenges for the mother of two, a 2 and 5-year-old, because she is legally blind. Tammy Wilkins-Ferrell told the Orlando Sentinel that her […]

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Chicago principal publicly shames elementary students

Posted July 9th, 2013 by

Parents were furious over the actions of a principal of an elite Chicago magnet elementary school on Monday after they allege the principal used public humiliation to scold young girls who were wearing extremely short shorts. Parents gathered at a school council meeting this week for Decatur Classical School to confront principal Susan J. Kukielka […]

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Senior’s class photo pulled from yearbook for including infant son

Posted May 2nd, 2013 by

A 17-year-old high school senior at Wheatmore High School in Trinity, North Carolina, has had her senior class photo banned from the school’s yearbook because the student is holding her infant son. School officials told Caitlin Tiller, in April, just days before the yearbook was to be printed, they were pulling the photo because they […]

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NYC public school first in nation to go vegetarian

Posted May 1st, 2013 by

A public school in NYC has announced their successful transition towards becoming the nation’s first public school to offer an all-vegetarian cuisine. According to NBC News on Wednesday, the shift from chicken nuggets and pepperoni to tofu and bananas  happened sometime in January, but the school was watching to see how the experiment turned out […]

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Teacher and high school student get into fist fight (video)

Posted April 25th, 2013 by

A Stockton, Calif., teacher and high school student were unknowingly recorded after the pair got into a fight which knocked the student to the floor last week. The student, Marlina Martinez, was allegedly angry after her math teacher took her makeup away because she was applying it during math class. Martinez immediately called her mother […]

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Mom accuses cop of breaking middle school daughter’s arm

Posted March 29th, 2013 by

An Akron, Ohio, mother has filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, accusing local police of breaking her 13-year-old daughter’s arm. The lawsuit asks for a million dollars in punitive damages and $75,000 in compensatory damages. The lawsuit also alleged that the Akron Police Department tried to cover up the incident in a department wide conspiracy. The […]

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Oregon middle school puts the kibosh on zombie survival class

Posted March 22nd, 2013 by

A middle school in Hermiston, Ore., was put under the microscope on Monday after parents started questioning a Zombie Survival Skills class they were offering to students at Armand Larive Middle School. According to Fox 12, some parents complained about the class theme, suggesting that the subject matter was too violent for kids middle school […]

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After crossing guard takes break, 6-year-old struck and killed

Posted March 1st, 2013 by

A NYC boy, 6-years-old, was struck and killed at a crosswalk while he was walking to school with his brother on Thursday morning shortly before 8 a.m. EST. The victim, Amar Diarrosova, was walking with his 9-year-old brother when they crossed the street together absent a crossing guard. A tractor trailer was reportedly turning onto […]

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Substitute teacher admits kicking youngster in head

Posted February 6th, 2013 by

A Mansfield, Ohio, substitute admitted on Tuesday that she kicked a 7-year-old student in the head last month while she was subbing at Sherman Elementary School. Erika Polk, 46, who has been a substitute in the Richland County area for almost 19 years, is no longer eligible to work as a sub in that county […]

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High schoolers lose fingers in school sponsored tug-of-war

Posted February 5th, 2013 by

Two teens, a male and a female, allegedly lost several fingers during school sponsored tug-of-war game on Monday. The students attend South El Monte High School in southern California. The tug-of-war was a lunch time activity to celebrate homecoming. It is unclear how the student’s fingers were torn off. The female student plays soccer for […]

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Teacher posts duct taped students picture, now assigned arbitrator

Posted January 22nd, 2013 by

An Akron, Ohio teacher is in hot water after she allegedly posted a picture on her personal Facebook wall, showing some of her middle school students with duct tape over their mouths back in Oct. 2012. The teacher has been on paid leave since Oct. 19. Melissa Cairns, a math teacher at the new Buchtel […]

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Teacher fired for being a former porn actress

Posted January 16th, 2013 by

A teacher from Oxnard, Calif., hoping to get her job back after she was fired for being a former porn-actress, lost her appeal on Friday and will not be allowed back in the classroom.  Stacie Halas, 32, a science teacher at Haydock Intermediate School, was fired in April after students and teachers found pornographic videos […]

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California Governor announces college online education pilot program

Posted January 15th, 2013 by

In an effort to lower the cost of higher education and make it more available, California Governor Jerry Brown announced on Tuesday a new college online education pilot program.  The pilot program would allow students to take three entry-level mathematics courses and receive college credits. Brown said in a news conference, “We’re talking about our […]

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